Thursday news roundup

I hope y’all had fun at the Pearl Jam concert last night. Admit it: either you went, or you wish you had.

On to the news.

The Seattle Times and Crosscut report that the Council moved one step closer to confirming Carmen Best as Seattle’s new Chief of Police.

The Seattle Times, KING, Seattle P-I, The Stranger, and Erica Barnett cover the ongoing effort to Save the Showbox.

The Urbanist reports that the City Council has granted landmark status to Key Arena.

CityLab says that other cities are looking to implement their own “democracy vouchers.”

Seattle Times reports that the city’s soda tax generated $10.5 million in revenues in its first six months, far exceeding predictions.

The Seattle Globalist covers Mayor Durkan’s announcement yesterday of a leadership team to prepare the city for the 2020 census.

The Stranger argues that Mayor Durkan is “hell-bent” on killing off the Center City Connector streetcar project.